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If you take a plan B one step genetic, is it as affective? Had protected (condom) sex Friday, took the generic plan b Sunday night. I ovulate on Wed

If you take a plan B one step genetic, is it as affective? Had protected (condom) sex Friday, took the generic plan b Sunday night. I ovulate on Wed

Plan B One-Step: Plan B One-Step dosage consists of a single tablet you take once. It should be taken as soon as possible and not more than 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected intercourse or failure of contraceptive. If your period is late by 1 week or longer you may be pregnant. Plan B One-Step will not terminate a pregnancy which has begun. ...Read more

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I took next choice (generic plan b) and I am bleeding as if I am having a light period. Is this bad?

I took next choice (generic plan b) and I am bleeding as if I am having a light period. Is this bad?

Emergency Contracept: Emergency contraception can lead to spotting or menstrualflow changes/ irregularities. *** please consult with your gynecologist for concerns. ...Read more

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I had a condom break october 18th. October 21st I took the generic Plan B pill from walgreens. My period isn't until around the 18th but I'm bleeding?

I had a condom break october 18th. October 21st I took the generic Plan B pill from walgreens. My period isn't until around the 18th but I'm bleeding?

Plan B = Hormones: Of course you are bleeding. You took plan b. Your cycles are now going to be messed up a bit until you cycle through this. Please continue to use condoms or other forms of birth control. ...Read more

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Took generic Plan B 27 hours ago. Lacy red rash on arms, thighs and stomach. TookAllegra and put Triamcinolone cream on it. Anything else? Concern?

Took generic Plan B 27 hours ago. Lacy red rash on arms, thighs and stomach. TookAllegra and put Triamcinolone cream on it. Anything else? Concern?

Need more info: Sounds like an allergy reaction. If not improved in 24 hours or getting worse like difficulty with breathing, feeling faint see your family physician or go to ER. ...Read more

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I took the generic form of plan b last week Tuesday and have had nothing. No bleeding or anything. But now my period is also late. Possible pregnancy?

Possibly yes: But probably no. A urine pregnancy test should be reliable a week after a missed period if you can wait that long (your period may come in those few days). Plan B is very effective if taken as directed, but not 100%. ...Read more

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I have been on birth control 13 months and rarely skip a pill. Sometimes I take it a few hours off of schedule. My boyfriend and I used the pull-out method once. 47 hours later I took a generic form of plan B. My periods are usually regular but now it's l

Normal to change: Plan B contains a big dose of progesterone, so it would not be unusual that after taking Plan B that spotting would occur and may interfere with the next cycle or two. If you keep taking your regular BCP's regularly, things should stabilize in a month or two. If you are consistent with your BCP, you should not have to take Plan B in addition, unless you were on antibiotics, ...Read more

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I had sex most likely when I was ovulating. Took a generic brand of Plan B 3 days later. A week later I was spotting for a few days. Neg hCG. Pregnant?

I had sex most likely when I was ovulating. Took a generic brand of Plan B 3 days later. A week later I was spotting for a few days. Neg hCG. Pregnant?

Too early to tell: A couple having sex, who needed to use Plan B, can wait 3 weeks and do a home urine pregnancy test at that time. If the result is negative, then there is no pregnancy. Meanwhile, if continuing to have sex, they should continue to use a reliable primary form of contraception (their Plan A). If the pregnancy test result is positive, which is unlikely, there is a cute baby on the way. ...Read more

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Outside of vagina itches. Bearable. Regular discharge. No oder. No inside itch. Std? Or a yeast infection? Took a Plan B generic form 5weeks ago.

Outside of vagina itches. Bearable. Regular discharge. No oder. No inside itch. Std? Or a yeast infection? Took a Plan B generic form 5weeks ago.

Be examined: Based on your description it may be something your perineum, or bottom area is coming in contact with. Be checked to make sure it is not something else. I don't believe it is related to Plan B. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if no allergies and cold packs may be helpful. Bathing in Aveeno may also help. ...Read more

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Can I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (amoxicillin generic) 24hrs after plan b pill and still have the pill be as effective?

Can I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (amoxicillin generic) 24hrs after plan b pill and still have the pill be as effective?

Yes: Neither Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) nor amoxicillin (the two are different types of antibiotics) should alter the effectiveness of Plan B. Taking Plan B or other emergency contraception pills can alter the timing or quality of the current menstrual cycle bleeding and perhaps the upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy 3 weeks after taking Plan B, as Plan B works most of the time but not all of the time. ...Read more

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Wanting to buy after morning pill but Plan-B is too much for me. What generic brand is THE MOST effective like Plan-B AND not as expensive?

Levonorgestrel 0.75: Plan B is levonorgestrel 0.75mg taken twice. Plan B One-Step is double that dose simply taken once. There are a number of generic equivalents that are equally effective and generally about half the price. Next Choice is one of those brands. A doctor could also prescribe a single high dose of a cheap generic progesterone or combination birth control pill, or placement of an IUD will work. ...Read more

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I there a difference between Plan B and the generic brand levonorgestrel tablets?

Not really: The brand name and generic should work the same way. The generic will likely just cost you less money! ...Read more

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I have taken the morning after pill twice in one month. First time plan B second time generic. Is it not going to be effective?

I have taken the morning after pill twice in one month. First time plan B second time generic. Is it not going to be effective?

Should be effective: I don't see a problem between the brand and generic, as long as they were taken as instructed within the 48-72 hour. May need to talk to your doctor about other forms of contraception. ...Read more

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Is Plan B safe?

Is Plan B safe?

Yes: But is does have potential side effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late.


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Does Plan B work?

Does Plan B work?

Yes: Plan b is about 90% effective if taken within 3 days (72 hours) of having unprotected sex. It may still work up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex, but the failure rate is higher. ...Read more

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How safe is plan b?

Safe but w possible: Side effects: potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Is Plan B effective?

Yes, relatively: Speaking. Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. ...Read more

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Does Plan B work well?

Plan B one step: Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. ...Read more

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Do Plan B really work?

Yes: Plan b is there, of course, because the better method plan a is not present.
Plan b does work. The sooner it's taken the better it works. The effectiveness gradually decreases over the next 5 days
a newer emergency contraception called Ella (ulipristal acetate) has more even effectiveness over the next 5 days. ...Read more

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What is Plan B one step?

What is Plan B one step?

Plan B: Is like an alternative to 'Plan A". In other words if you are using one form of birth control but it fails, you can then use Plan B as part of a back up plan. It is an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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How effective is plan b?

Plan B: Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Where can you buy plan b?

Drug store off the: Shelf - show ID at register (must be 15 years old to buy). ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B?

Very effective: If taken within 48-72 hrs of intercourse it is more than 90% effective ...Read more

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How do plan B pills work?

Hi dose BCPs: They are basically high dose BCPs which make the uterine wall a hostile environment for a potentially newly fertilized egg and so it cannot implant itself and grow and so it just flows out with ensuing menses. ...Read more

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What does taking Plan B do?

What does taking Plan B do?

3 mechanisms of: Action. “Plan B temporary stops the release of an egg from an ovary. Prevents Fertilization. Prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.” REF: http://planb. Ca/how-it-works. Html ...Read more

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Wht do u think bout plan b?

Thoughts: It can be used effectively if another form of birthcontrol fails. It should not be used for regular protection. ...Read more

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What if Plan B does not work?

It should not harm: Fetus. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Can my weight affect plan b?

Can my weight affect plan b?

Maybe if: Morbidly obese. Plan B may require a higher dose with obese women. REF: See: http://www. Npr. Org/sections/health-shots/2013/11/26/247226093/emergency-contraceptive-pill-might-be-ineffective-for-obese ...Read more